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Road Minister, Mike Penning has announced that work will start on widening the A23 between Handcross and Warninglid on July 2nd
The £76m project will take two years and engineers admit there will be some disruption but say that in terms of safety, reduced congestion and pollution and the potential economic benefits, the pain will be worth it. It's also claimed the business growth that will be possible means the road will pay for itself over time.
The section from the Warninglid flyover to the top of Handcross Hill will be widened to three lanes, the Slaugham junction will be closed completely and a new access road built on the western side of the carriageway so that the car showroom and garden centre there will no longer be accessed directly from the A23 but will have seperate access from a new roundabout at Warninglid
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There are information sessions for those living near the road at Handcross Village Hall on Friday June 22nd between 2 & 8pm and on Saturday 23rd between 10am and 4pm
Heart spoke to Roads Minister Mike Penning